I was hoping I could get some input into what I might loose from a traffic analytics perspective if I remove the MX from my full stack environment. Right now I have an MX67, several MS120-8 switches, and a few MR42 APs. I'm considering dumping the MX67 for a Firepower1010 for the increased performance and IPv6 capabilities. If I remove the MX67, will I be missing out on some traffic analytics? Or, will the MS and MRs fill in the gaps?
@UCcert Sadly, just up'ing the spec of the MX isn't really viable. The only MX that meets/exceeds the performance of the Firepower1010 is the MX100 which has a list price of $4995, without a license. The Firepower1010, without a license, lists for $1195. It also has a proper VPN client, IPv6 support, two PoE+ ports, a much smaller footprint, no fan, etc. I'm extremely familiar with Cisco's firewall line, so the configuration differences aren't really a concern.
Just to follow up on this I decided to keep the MX67 in place. The FP1010, while faster and more capable in most areas seems to be particularly fragile, both in the FTD software for the FP1010 and the management center software.